Vicky Foxcroft subject to death threats over refusal to back Corbyn

I was planning to run an article chiding Brockley MP Vicky Foxcroft for her reticence to declare her position in the unfolding Corbyn car-crash.

After fellow Lewisham MP Heidi Alexander spearheaded a mass revolt by the Parliamentary Labour Party the situation has become so farcical that it's untenable not to pick a side - she either remains a loyal whip or resigns the role. However, this article in The Telegraph perhaps explains her reluctance to speak out. The paper reports:

Labour MPs have been forced to call in the police over death threats in the last 48 hours after they refused to back Jeremy Corbyn, The Telegraph has learnt. 

Vicky Foxcroft, a Labour whip, received a call to her constituency office which said: “If she doesn’t support Corbyn I will come down to the office and kick the f*** out of you.” Police officers had to rush her office, close the shutters and attempt to trace the call after the man said he was on his way and hung up. 

It's time for well-meaning left wingers to stop enabling this kind of behaviour and admit that their support for Corbyn is lending legitimacy to some deeply unpleasant hardliners that have reattached themselves to the party. Anyone serious about Labour ever winning power again needs to bail on Corbyn now before the brand is completely destroyed. It may already be too late.


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